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Two LA Sheriff Deputies shot in patrol car, suspect still at large

Posted at 10:06 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 13:38:16-04

Two Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies are fighting for their lives after a gunman ambushed them and opened fire Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Chief.

Surveillance video posted by the department on Twitter shows a man walk up to the passenger side of the patrol car, raise a gun up to the window and open fire.

The suspect is then seen running away.

Officials said the incident took place around seven p.m. near a metro station in Compton.

They said the suspect fired several rounds, striking both of the deputies inside the vehicle.

The deputies were able to radio-in for help and were taken to a local hospital.

They have not been identified by name, but the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Chief said, one of them is 31-year-old mother of a six-year-old boy and the other is a 24-year-old man.

Both were reportedly new graduates and had just been sworn into their duties 14 months ago.

An investigation and search for the suspect is now underway.